Like you we are watching our Mates in Northern NSW and Queensland affected by these devastating floods. We know that Aussies are resilient and strong. We know that these communities have a strong sense of pride and will no doubt support each other as best as possible.
But if I know anything at all it is that at times
We know that our Australian Farmers are resilient. With Drought, fires, floods and now the Mouse plague. The problem is so severe that mice are biting people whilst they lay in their beds. With the Mouse plague stretching across NSW to Southern QLD, Northern Victoria and into South Australia. The mice have caused hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage to farmers crops, fodder and homes. The financial destruction, and the experience of the plague is impacting our farmers yet again.
So please speak with your schools, workplaces and kindergartens about getting behind A fiver for a Farmer Day 2021.
You guys know that I love a big idea!
You know that I love to share them with all that want to hear! So for 2021 my idea is clear.
Throughout the last few years our Aussie farmers have battled drought, fires, floods and now a global pandemic.
Throughout it all with smiles on their faces, when there should have been tears, they set about providing us with fuel for our bodies.
So they definitely have a story to tell.
Each Rural town I have visited, I’ve seen just how important the Local post office is. It is sometimes the only shop in town, it may be the local corner store too. So lets keep them busy! Lets bring back old fashioned Penpals… or in my words – Mail Mates!
We can bridge the gap between the beaches and the bush. We can get people talking. We can share our daily experiences and connect and grow together..
Through it we will learn how to correctly address an envelope, write a letter and post it. So lets get writing!
When the world paused due to the recent lockdown it didn’t put a stop to the creativity and resilience of children.
Now, to celebrate the endless imagination and unique ingenuity that kids possess, the LEGO Group has unveiled an awe-inspiring installation – a 13ft globe – which showcases a build created by Jack Berne, Founder of A Fiver for A Farmer.
We are so excited to share that Jack appeared today in the United States of America on a show called Little Big Shots with Host Melissa McCarthy. What a phenomenal experience. We are so proud and so excited to share it with you all.
From your mate,
On Thursday 23rd January Jack was awarded an Australia Day award for Outstanding Community service.
The award was received with pride and honour and noted that Jack may only be 11 but he is one of the country’s most successful drought awareness campaigners. The campaign was picked up through the media in 2018 and to date has raised over $1.6 million for Australian farming communities. Jack visited schools and speaks on radio to ensure his message is heard, encouraging people to buy local and in-season.
On behalf of everyone on the Northern Beaches, we congratulate our Australia Day Award winners and thank them for their outstanding contributions to our community.
Jack pictured with proud parents Prue & Mick and little sister Ruby.
The Follow In Their Footsteps campaign aims to inspire kids to reach for the stars reminding them that they’re capable of achieving great things, even while still at school! Jack will be passing his donations onto Drought Angels. Check out the VIDEO!